-New Yorkers dine at select restaurants that day – and the establishments donate proceeds to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and education – all to save lives-
-Participating NYC restaurants: Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine, Lucca Restaurant, Staghorn Steakhouse, Metate Authentic, Sac’s Place, Sazon Perez; Supporting Restaurant: Rockville Links Country Club-
For the first time, New York City will participate in the international Dining Out For Life initiative on Thursday, April 26, when people in more than 60 cities across North America are encouraged to dine out at select restaurants – all to help fund HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention, education, testing, counseling, and other essential services.
More than 3,000 restaurants – including six in New York City – are participating and agreed to generously donate a portion of proceeds that day to local nonprofits. The Alliance for Positive Change, a 27-year-old nonprofit that assists more than 5,000 people each year and impacts another 15,000 more, is the benefitting New York City nonprofit. Learn more about NYC’s involvement at diningoutforlife.com/newyorkcity.
“It’s a win-win on so many levels,” says Sharen Duke, Alliance CEO & Executive Director. “Simply by dining out, New Yorkers can make a difference in someone’s life and in fact, can help us to reach even more New Yorkers who are trying to feel better, live better, and do better. We are extremely excited that the Dining Out For Life organization selected us – and New York – to participate in such an important event that is helping to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
Over the past ten years, Dining Out For Life has raised roughly $38 million for the wellness of those affected by HIV/AIDS, about $4 million each year. Volunteer spokespeople include Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped, actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown), HIV-positive designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, and chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s Viva Daisy!
“The wonderful thing about Dining Out for Life is you can do it three times a day, a different restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” says Mondo Guerra. “You can sit down and have a meal with someone interesting, someone you love, maybe someone you haven’t seen in a while. And, it’s an opportunity to have a conversation. The fight against this disease begins with real, honest conversation.”
Subaru of America has been a Proud Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life for more than a decade, and has just extended its long-term commitment as a Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life.
“At Subaru, we believe in supporting causes that are important to our drivers, retailers and employees and Dining Out For Life has been one of those causes for many years,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing, Subaru of America Inc. “We are excited to extend our long-term partnership with the fundraiser as part of our Subaru Loves to Care initiative and help raise funds, awareness and continue the fight to overcome an HIV/AIDS epidemic that affects many in our local communities and millions around the world.
Local participating restaurants to date are:
- Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine (485 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan)
- Lucca Restaurant (3019 Westchester Avenue, Bronx)
- Metate Authentic (3515 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx)
- Sac’s Place (86-14A 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Queens)
- Sazon Perez (427 S. 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
- Staghorn Steakhouse (315 West 36th Street, Manhattan)
Also supporting the event is the Rockville Links Country Club in Rockville Center, Long Island.
In New York City, details about the participating restaurants – and any special events that day – can be found at diningoutforlife.com/newyorkcity. New Yorkers are also encouraged to follow the event on social media to learn about new developments – and additional restaurants, at:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/diningoutnyc
Twitter – www.twitter.com/diningout_nyc
Instagram – www.instagram.com/diningout_nyc
About The Alliance for Positive Change
The Alliance for Positive Change transforms the life of New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. We help people access medical care, manage and overcome addiction, escape homelessness, get back to work, and find community. By addressing the underlying issues that contribute to poor health, the Alliance’s individualized, full-service approach and harm reduction philosophy help New Yorkers lead healthier, more self-sufficient lives. At the Alliance, we believe everyone deserves the change to feel better, live better, and do better. Learn more at www.alliance.nyc.
About Dining Out For Life
Dining Out For Life began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event held across North America and raising an average $4 million annually. The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. Each restaurant donates a percentage of the day’s food sales, which goes to local organizations to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDS services. For more information, visit www.diningoutforlife.com or Facebook/DiningOut4Life. To participate, please contact Dining Out For Life International, Inc.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.